Friday, September 9, 2011

Some new art

I have been very busy lately. I have two family birthdays this week as well as fathers day here in Australia. I still found time to attend my fortnightly ATC and art journal groups, and that is the art I am sharing today.

The ATC technique this week was to use corrugated card somewhere. I used it as an accent on this one. The bird painting is cut from an artist magazine I had. I love the style of the picture. I hope I can paint like that one day. I am working on it.
The corrugated card on this one has micro beads glued into the valleys of the card. It is a little hard to see in this photo but the image is wrapped with copper coloured metallic thread.  The image comes from a sheet of images I bought at Stampington Co. I will put a link on the side.

 For this ATC I punched holes and put paper behind. You could punch a larger hole and put your image behind there. The picture is actually part of the first image. I cut it into two pictures.

 My journal page from last week. The background has drops of paint applied randomly to the page, then using your fingers apply gesso to blend the colours together. Be careful not to overmix the colours. The gesso lightens the colours and stiffens the page at the same time. I then used stencils and white gesso on the page. other images were stamped on and highlighted with coloured pencils. The fabric door was attached with a few stitches. I have stitched on my page and attached buttons. The butterflies are stamped on with Marvy metallic markers. They are wonderful pens filled with pigment ink. Mine are pretty old so I don't know if they are still available. I have used Viva Inca Gold cream to add the gold highlights around the edge of the page.

I have also started a fantastic online workshop at the Institute of Cute. It is run by Jane Davenport, a truly inspirational artist. The link is in the side bar. I will post images of my progress there soon.


  1. Hey, gal! Love your blog. These are really lovely pieces, especially the journal entry. Glad to have "met" you through Jane's class.


  2. such wonderful techniques you are using and the results are wonderful to see! See you in Jane's class.

  3. Your blog is a very peaceful place. Thank you for sharing all your art. ~Sheri

  4. Wow! so many different techniques. I love the use of the stitching.

  5. Lovely artwork. Fantastic. Glad to have you at "Supplies Me" class ... cheers.